Dec 12 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland's Irish unit said its customers were experiencing difficulties with money transfers and online banking on Thursday, the latest in a series of technical problems to hit the group. Ulster Bank told customers on its Twitter feed @UlsterBank_Help that it was aware of the problems and that customers would be compensated for any losses. The problems come a week after a failure in RBS's online and debit card payments system prevented millions of customers across the United Kingdom from withdrawing cash, paying for goods or using telephone and online banking services. RBS, which is 82 percent owned by the UK government, was investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority in April when a failure in its technical systems left customers unable to use the bank's card and online services.
Dec 12 2013
(Reuters) - George H.W. Bush has joined Twitter and in his first tweet the former U.S. president said he wished he could have attended the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Bush, 89, who had a health scare a year ago, was the only one of the four former American presidents still living who did not attend Tuesday's memorial service in Johannesburg. "Barbara and I wish we could have joined the U.S. delegation honoring President Mandela today. President Barack Obama led a delegation that included former presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush, Bush's son.
Dec 11 2013
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's email service has been unavailable to some users since Monday night due to a "hardware problem" that the Internet company said has been harder to fix than it expected. Yahoo believes the problem will be fixed by 3 p.m. PST Wednesday, according to a post on Yahoo's official Tumblr blog by the company's senior vice president of communications, Jeffrey Bonforte.